Disabled people, housing and fire consultations

We are conscious that there are several open consultations at the moment, related to disabled people, housing and fire. We’ve made a quick list below, including closing dates for responses, but please share with us any we have missed. Fire Safety London Plan Guidance Closes: 12 June 2022 Emergency Evacuation Information Sharing consultation Closes: 10Continue reading “Disabled people, housing and fire consultations”

Shameful Government u-turn on evacuation plans for disabled people

We are horrified and deeply dismayed by Lord Greenhalgh’s announcement that the Government does not agree that disabled people should have a right to a personal emergency evacuation plan. This follows a 9-month wait since the Government’s second consultation on the matter. It now proposes to launch a third one. It is unconscionable that theContinue reading “Shameful Government u-turn on evacuation plans for disabled people”

Home Office’s delay and disregard for PEEPs: Write to your MP

This week, another peer expressed their concern about the Home Office’s handling on personal emergency evacuation plans for disabled people. Baroness Grey-Thompson and Baroness Brinton proposed a series of amendments to the Building Safety Bill that would have added to the bill explicit references to the need to protect disabled people living in high-rise blocksContinue reading “Home Office’s delay and disregard for PEEPs: Write to your MP”

Claddag issues proceedings against Home Office over ‘means of escape’ contract

Further to our statement two weeks ago, we have taken the decision to commence judicial review proceedings against the Home Secretary for awarding to CS Todd & Associates Ltd a contract to produce guidance which includes the means of escape for disabled people from fire. Given Mr Todd consistently advocates against evacuation plans for disabled people,Continue reading “Claddag issues proceedings against Home Office over ‘means of escape’ contract”

Government reappoints the same company to write the ‘Means of Escape for Disabled People’ guidance: A statement from Claddag

Claddag are shocked and outraged to learn that the Home Office has commissioned C S Todd & Associates to re-write the Means of Escape for Disabled People, and the other suite of fire safety guidance documents. C S Todd & Associates authored the guidance document Fire Safety in Purpose-Built Flats, published by the Local GovernmentContinue reading “Government reappoints the same company to write the ‘Means of Escape for Disabled People’ guidance: A statement from Claddag”

Welsh Government buy-out plans: Disabled leaseholders must be included

Welsh minister for climate change, Julie James, revealed that the Government is to launch a scheme which will target leaseholders who have found themselves in “significant” financial hardship. We urge policy-makers to expressly include disabled leaseholders who are trapped in inaccessible flats.

National survey: Leaseholders who have impairments or health conditions

We have launched a survey to gain a broader and deeper understanding of the ways in which leaseholders who have impairments on health conditions are affected by the building safety crisis. https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/SVODM0/ Please take part if you are a leaseholder and live with any physical impairments or mental health conditions. This could be related toContinue reading “National survey: Leaseholders who have impairments or health conditions”